One of the most joyful fruits of summer are peaches. Cans are no longer necessary and you can grab them right off the tree in some places. As for the rest of us, they are abundant throughout the grocery stores and they are not too badly priced either. But today is SuperFoodz Friday, so # 9 is the humble peach.
Peaches are incredibly rich in vitamin A and are low in calories. They also have laxative qualities that keep you regular and keep you from getting worms. Their high antioxidant levels keep tumors from forming and they are also a good source of fiber.
So this week I have been working on a recipe for the perfect peach cobbler. I wanted one that was not only delicious, but also good for you as well. After a bit of careful experimentation, I finally got it down. So here is my recipe for an amazing peach cobbler so you can have your dessert and eat it too!!
HealthFreax Vegan Peach Cobbler:
2c. Whole wheat flour
½ c. earth balance (or other vegan margarine)
1. Tbsp. salt
4 tbsp. maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
6 tbsp. cold water
2 ½ c. sliced peaches (three 10oz cans or 6 peaches)
2 c. apple juice
4 tbsp. arrowroot powder
2 tbsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. nutmeg
-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
-Put your peaches into a bowl and cover them in apple juice. Let them soak while you make your crust.
-Mix the flour with the salt and make sure it is all well incorporated. Then add all the rest of the crust ingredients and make it into a dough. Do not be afraid to use your fingers, but do not knead it.
-Cut your dough in half. One half should be bigger than the other. Use the bitter half, and press it down into an 8×8 baking dish so that it covers the bottom and about halfway up the sides.
-Drain the peaches. Add in your cinnamon and nutmeg. Then add the arrowroot and stir it all together until it was well dissolved..
-Put the filling peaches into the baking pan and roll out the other piece of dough. Lay it over the peaches so it covers most of them.
-Bake for 45 mins.
One slice for you……
And one slice for me!!
At first glace, the crust almost looked like it did when I first put it in the oven. But the toothpick came out clean and it tasted delicious! I don’t add any sugar to the peaches though. Nature is able to sweeten them just fine.
I particularly made this recipe for a fellow blogger and I really hope she enjoys it as I hope all of you enjoy it. I love it with a bit of ice cream myself, but eating it right out of the oven is just as fine (or right out of the baking dish if you have a big enough spoon!
Cobbler-Eating Health Freax Unite!
-Andrew “VegMuffinMan” Morrison-